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is included. >> the biggest pill among those corporate democrats was industry lapdog max baucus of montana, chairman of the senate finance committee. at one point baucus even had advocates thrown out of his hearings. >> i'm sorry. there will be order. can we have a recess until order can be restored. >> want a single payer system. why do you insist on spending more money when the single payer will give it to us at the price we're spending now? >> still, obama care made its way through the gauntlet of mercenary senators, predatory lobbyists, and greedy corporations to become law. rube goldberg would have been a very happy man. his principle, why do something simple when it can always be made harder, carried the day. and by the time it became law, the affordable care act was a monstrosity of complexity. sure enough, on opening day, what the republicans couldn't accomplish happened anyway. screens froze. error messages flew. data was corrupted. the system broke down. and obama care stalled at the starting gate. supporters gaped at the wreckage of their best-laid plans, opponents gloated, and
. and it was only a handful of democrats, the corporate democrats led by max baucus. >> from montana. >> yes. >> who was chairman of the banking and finance committee. >> that's right. so, a small group of democrats, the corporate democrats were able to thwart the public will and have a public option. so, i don't think you can blame the entire democratic party. it is true that big business has an important role to play in the democratic party. and i think that's why we got robert rubin and we got tim geithner and we got the kinds of people that have. >> clinton democrats? >> the clinton democrats. and i think that's why obama picked, i think, the wrong people to be his financial advisors when he came into office. >> but there are with all due respect very few signs of leadership on a progressive agenda in congress, in washington for workers, for consumers or the environment. the congressional progressive caucus 76 members, they put forth an ambitious "back to work" public investment agenda in education, infrastructure which is in terrible shape in this country, renewable energy. and it was categoric
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